As a pediatric psychologist, I treat a range of conditions in children and adolescents. These include disruptive behaviors, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and impulse-control and movement disorders such as Tourette’s syndrome. I also help youths who have problems with social and coping skills.
I was inspired to pursue my career when I was growing up and saw the impact that marital and family conflicts, trauma, and difficult life experiences had on my friends and peers. I wanted to help families be happier and healthier. My training showed me that intervening early in a child’s life can build resiliency and protect mental health for future living and success.
In my practice, I offer a patient- and family-centered approach. I encourage my patients and their families to develop treatment goals that are important to them. I help them use their strengths to improve areas of weakness and aspects they wish to improve.
I use evidence-based practices that are proven to be effective. I also stay abreast on newer and promising treatment options. I treat my patients on a personalized basis, recognizing individual differences and special family circumstances, as well as cultural background.
PsyD: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2014.
MA: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2010.
BA: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2007.
Pre-Doctoral Internship: Memorial Regional & Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, FL, 2013/2014.
Childhood and adolescent intervention; ADHD; behavior problems; behavioral parent-training; parent-child conflicts; depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders
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